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EPA Lowers Cellulosic Requirements, Revises Corn Ethanol’s Climate Profile

10:20 AM MST | February 16, 2010 | Rebecca Coons

EPA has finalized changes to the Renewable Fuel Standard program, significantly lowering the volumes of cellulosic biofuel refiners will have to blend into the the U.S. fuel supply this year and boosting the biomass-based diesel blend mandate. Of the 12.95 billion gallons of renewable fuel the RFS mandates be blended into fuel in 2010, the EPA says 0.004%, or 6.5 million gallons, must come from cellulosic sources—far less than the 100 million gallons of cellulosic biofuel originally mandated by the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA). The revised...


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